Sunday, October 17, 2010
7 Soups in 7 Days- Tomato Basil Success!
Day #2 was a success! In case you didn't figure it out from the hint I gave at the end of the last post, I was roasting the last of our tomatoes from the garden to make a DELICIOUS (and mostly free) Tomato Basil Soup. I got the recipe from a friend and it has changed my life.
My family still doesn't know I am attempting 7 soups in 7 days. I probably would have heard some complaining by now if they knew that is what I was doing, but nothing yet :) They were "soup"er (sorry, couldn't resist) excited about the tomato basil soup... I also made grilled cheese to compliment it. Its the end of tomato season, but you may still be able to get a good deal at your local farmers market!
Here's how to make the amazing Tomato Basil Soup (thanks Jennifer B!!)
21 tomatoes (or so)
7 cloves of garlic
4 cups (or so) chicken broth
3 basil leaves
salt to taste
dollop of sour cream to garnish
Wash, core and seed your tomatoes (I leave some seeds for texture, but not a ton) set in a roasting pan/casserole dish. Put a peeled garlic clove in 1 out of every 3 or so tomatoes. Drizzle olive oil over. Roast on 350 for 45 minutes. Let cool enough for you to handle and then peel each one and put into your food processor/blender. Pour some of the juices from roasting in as well. Blend completely. Put back on stove, add chicken broth, a few basil leaves and salt to taste. Add sour cream dollop for garnish. YUM!!!
Tomorrow we're going to go the beef route to keep everyone happy... I bet they still won't notice what I'm doing! :)